Journalist claims he was ‘canceled’ for investigating Fauci — Analysis
The journalist who was fired had previously revealed that White House Chief Medical Advisor received a greater salary than President Biden.
A longtime Forbes contributor said on Monday that he was sacked from the magazine for his coverage of the financial dealings of Dr. Anthony Fauci, including a report on the White House chief medical advisor’s whopping $350,000 retirement package.
Forbes had Adam Andrzejewski as a consultant for over eight years. Forbes provided more than 200 columns.
But it’s the four pieces on Fauci last year that got him in trouble, the investigative journalist insisted in his appearance on Fox News.
“Clearly Forbes editors didn’t want our oversight of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s finances” and that’s the reason his column was “canceled,”Tucker Carlson was also interviewed by Andrzejewski. He is the founder and CEO of OpenTheBooks.com.
According to the journalist, six top executives at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently sent him and a Forbes’ top content officer an email with complaints over his coverage.
“It was couched as a corrections email, but the corrections – there [were] basically no substantial corrections – and they quibbled about small things in my column,”He said.
In spite of all this, the letter became “the excuse that Forbes used to cancel the column.”
He was immediately contacted within 24 hours by Forbes’ editor, who informed him that he had been hired. “barred from publishing on Anthony Fauci any longer,” Andrzejewski said.
A journalist reminded the audience of his stories on White House chief Medical Advisor who were one of most frequently mentioned in US media during Covid-19. “tip of the spear”Forbes has received over a million views.
He revealed, among other things that Fauci is the highest-paid federal employee for 2019. According to the journalist Fauci earns $456,000 per annum, more than US President Joe Biden whose annual salary is $400,000 Fauci’s wife, Christine Grady – who, incidentally, works as chief bioethicist at the National Institutes of Health – and Fauci himself made 1.7 million in 2020.
“So if you take their salaries, tack on the taxpayer-paid cost of federal benefits at 30 percent, the two Faucis, their household income, paid for by taxpayers every year is $900,000,”Andrzejewski stated that he estimated the Fauci family’s net worth at $10.4million.
Forbes spokesperson Bill Hankes, when contacted by The New York Post confirmed that Andrzejewski wasn’t working anymore with the company. “Forbes regularly removes contributors who don’t meet our high editorial standards,” he explained, while pointing out the journalist’s previous columns of Fauci were still available on the magazine’s website.
Andrzejewski was also included in the paper, insisting that “today, if you are an independent voice, outside of the organs of state authority, you are in jeopardy. This is what I have done. My column at Forbes became an example of that.”
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